The Paralysis Resource Center – What Can We Do For You?
Whom Do We Serve? Paralysis: any difficulty or inability to move the arms or legs due to some problem with the central nervous system Spinal Cord Injury Epidural infection Neurofibromatosis Traumatic Brain Injury Stroke Poisoning Complications from surgery Multiple Sclerosis Chiari malformation Guillain Barre Syndrome Syringomyelia Post-Polio Syndrome Fredrich’s Ataxia Spinal Muscular Atrophy Transverse Myelitis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
What Can the PRC Do For You? Information Specialists Paralysis Community Web Site Written Materials Lending Library Over 300 people contact the PRC Every Month
Who Contacts the PRC? • People who are paralyzed • Caregivers – both family members and non-family Members • Health and social service professionals 80% of people who contact the PRC contact us about a person who is paralyzed.
Some Common Topics People Ask About… • Questions About Health for People Who Are Paralyzed • Parenting With A Disability • Active Living – How Can I Be More Active? • Tools and Technology That Can Help Me • Rights and Benefits? • What Resources Are In My Area? • Peer Counseling and Support • Resources For Caregivers
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Headquarters636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3AShort Hills, NJ 07039 800-539-7309